3 Secrets to Make Your Fans Obsessed with Your Music

Jan 09, 2017

 

by Cari Cole

As a musician today, you really are pure potential. There is nothing standing in your way. Not connections, not money, not time. And as an artist, you are THE most important thing that makes this industry tick. Without you, there IS no music.

So no matter what anyone tells you or how they treat you, YOU ... Continue


Why Songwriting and Record Making Should Not Be A Solo Journey

Sep 20, 2016

By Cari Cole

 

 

DIY has been a good thing for the music industry. It has allowed artists to release their own music and get out there direct to fans. But there is a huge downside. And that is, that the material going out is half baked and not worked on enough to get to great. There is a sea of independent ... Continue


Songwriting Shop Talk: Writing Songs That Will Get You Discovered

Sep 13, 2016 | 2 Comments

 

 

By Cari Cole

 

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Yeah, right. If everyone had their finger on how to write songs that will get you discovered, everyone would be a songwriting rock star. However, there is a lot that you can do to tip the scales in your favor, and I’m going to do my best to lay it out for you not from theory, but ... Continue


Vocal Shop Talk: Top 10 Most Asked Questions & Their Solutions

May 31, 2016

 

 

by Cari Cole

 

 

 

Singers have it tough. You’re supposed to be “born with it” or you might as well forget it. That’s the message out there. Kinda leaves very little room for improvement, don’t you think?

And so you do a quick Google search on how to hit better high notes, but the info you get doesn’t really help? Maybe ... Continue


You’re Only One Song Away

May 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole

 

 

So you may have heard it said (or not), but the truth about your success in music is only one song away. All you really need is that one song to make your mark.

And sadly, it’s so easy to get lost in the chatter out there and think that marketing and branding are the key to ... Continue


Prince: The Genius, Virtuoso, Sex Symbol & Philanthropist Who Changed the World

Apr 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Cari Cole

 

 

Devastating. It’s devastating to lose a musician we all know and love that created the soundtrack for our lives… It’s like losing a part of ourselves, access to the secret chamber in our private lives … where we bare our souls.

Especially when that someone lived so fiercely, and by doing so, allowed the same in us ~ ... Continue


The Recording Litmus Test: Are You Ready for the Studio?

Apr 18, 2016

By Cari Cole

 

More records are made today than ever before. With the ease of technology, all you need (technically) is an iPad and plugins. For musicians and music makers that has improved creativity, artistic control and a shot to run up against the big boys.

But the tricky thing is… it’s deceptively easy to record an album or single. But that ... Continue


Musicians: Do You Favor Art Over Commerce, or Commerce Over Art?

Mar 29, 2016

By Cari Cole

There’s a problem out there, and it causes great artists, musicians and songwriters to lose touch with their best work and even get swayed off course. As a result, great songs, that should see the light of day, fall by the wayside.

In the name of commerce.

Commerce over art.

Yep, that’s what the big boys are all about. ... Continue


10 Ways to Keep Your Voice From Quitting On You, Right Now

Mar 09, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole

You’ve got a great gig or an important recording session. You’ve warmed up, downed a boatload of water, stocked up on 5 kinds of throat spray, gargled with salt water and honey a million times (and mistakenly swallowed some .. gross.) You’ve stayed home while you’re friends were out having fun, abstained from alcohol and pizza, crossed your ... Continue


Your Voice IS Your Brand: Stop Slacking and Sound Better ASAP

Mar 01, 2016

by Cari Cole

The first thing people hear is your voice.

Sometimes it’s the only thing they hear.

They don’t hear the 15 years of playing guitar, or the 500 concerts played. It’s your voice that takes the lead and resonates loud and clear, front and center in most people’s ears.

If you’re an indie artist out on tour, you might ... Continue